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The Opportunists (2000)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Drama  -  11 August 2000 (USA)
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A struggling auto mechanic with a criminal past agrees to one last heist to pay off his debts.

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Michael 'Mikey' Lawler, aka Michael Kelly (as Peter Mcdonald)
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Aunt Diedre 'Dee'
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Arnon Morris
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Ismail Espinoza
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Jesus Del Toro (as Jose Zuniga)
Branden Vega ...
Tony Del Toro
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Storyline

Vic is a struggling auto mechanic with a safe-cracking past and a lot of debt. His girlfriend runs a bar and offers to loan him the money she's saved for remodeling, but Vic is reluctant to take it. When a long-lost cousin from Ireland shows up on his doorstep, the two team up for one last heist. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

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11 August 2000 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$46,967 (USA) (11 August 2000)

Gross:

$581,142 (USA) (3 November 2000)
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Goofs

When he is using the ratchet wrench, it is turning the bolt when it is clicking. A ratchet clicks on the return stroke not on the tightening stroke. See more »

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Thanks to Ma Connell and the clan. Special thanks to Adele, Bobby and the rest of the gang at Buffa's. See more »

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Can't Win
Written by Dave Richardson (as Richardson), Clifton Knight (as Knight) and Lester Johnson (as Johnson)
Performed by The Invincibles
Published by Circle Seven Music Co. (BMI)
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Cyndi Lauper steals this film.
7 March 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Even though it's not a big budget film, it is the acting that makes this movie so enjoyable to watch. Each of the actors gives a believable performance.

I already knew that she was a very talented singer/songwriter but who would have guessed that Cyndi Lauper was such a wonderful actor. It's a pity that she didn't have a larger role. I hope that she continues with her acting.

The DVD contains absolutely no extras - not even the movie trailer. It was never given a cinema release in Austalia but turned up on DVD at a budget price.


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